Blogging in EDA has been fun for me as well. I've spent a few decades working at EDA companies and when I went solo in 2004 as a consultant it was quite natural to start blogging. John Blyler of Chip Design Magazine asked me to start blogging for his magazine and I've used the platform to speak out about the trends that I see in EDA.
I've noticed that many EDA companies have started treating bloggers as extended members of the press by providing us with pre-announced Press Releases, invitations to speak with key staff, and of course special events at shows like DAC.
All the best to you at SNPS and I'll continue to read your blogs and tweets to stay informed.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.